O'Kelley added that C-FAR provides real-time report generation for faster decision-making; seamless integration with major ERP systems like SAP, J.
fluorochemicals company, completed a soup-to-nuts implementation of C-FAR in less than 30 days.
With C-FAR, he says, report queries can be written virtually on the fly.
In addition to the ERP vendors mentioned above, C-FAR is compatible with PeopleSoft and Great Plains.
In a similar fashion to CAFE and C-FAR, the CFSL operates under the pretense of being a "society dedicated to fighting censorship and thought control," claiming to be devoted to liberating "innocent Canadians" charged with "thought or word crimes.
Not unlike CAFE, C-FAR and the CFSL, the Heritage Front, CPN and ECDL present a public image on the WWW which attempts to appeal to an audience beyond the ranks of Canada's racial supremacists by drawing on issues which are socially and politically sensitive to the Canadian public.
To summarize, the introductory Web pages of C-FAR, CAFE and the CFSL claim that the groups are concerned with restraints placed on freedom of expression, unnecessary foreign aid assistance and the detrimental effects of liberal immigration policy, but have aligned themselves on the internet with organizations which have grown out of explicitly racist organizations (see Barrett, 1987; Kinsella, 1994).
In the October 1996 edition (Issue 304) of the C-FAR Newsletter (now found on the C-FAR Web site), for example, a critical attack is launched on the University of Manitoba's Nairobi AIDS Project (funded by CIDA and the Medical Council of Canada) -- a study which investigated prostitutes in Nairobi who were showing an immunity to the AIDS virus -- in an effort to create a racialized juxtaposition between "Canadians taxpayers" and "diseased foreigners.
While encouraging C-FAR, I also hope that I gave them some issues to ponder on in relation to the current moral panic that exists about our young people, and asked them to consider why it is that "youth" and "crime" have come to be seen as interchangeable.
I don't expect C-FAR to answer this or indeed any other question, but I do have an inkling that their determination and their concentration on education, training and empowerment might just be one way out of this never ending cycle of sending more and more young people into custody, only for them to be released with even fewer chances than when they went in.
Anyone who would like to contact C-FAR can do so by e-mailing info@c-far.